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Classical Vince
09-13-2004, 08:22 AM
Spicey Samba
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/13-Sep-2004/25528-Jensen1.jpg
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/13-Sep-2004/25528-Jensen1.1.jpg
1.2
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/13-Sep-2004/25528-Jensen1.2.jpg


Beneath The Surface
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/12-Sep-2004/25528-P1010031.jpg
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/12-Sep-2004/25528-P1010033.jpg


Sunshine In My Rain
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/13-Sep-2004/25528-2.1.jpg
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/13-Sep-2004/25528-2.2.jpg

khourianya
09-13-2004, 08:37 AM
These are very vibrant and colourful...the top one looks almost like feathers. I enjoy abstract art, though I seldom "get" it. I do like these, though. Have you considered cross-posting them on the abstract board?

SweetBabyJ
09-13-2004, 11:28 AM
Why lookee who's adding colour now!! My my, Vincent- you're growing!!

Terrific energy- and if I gotta pic a fave, it's Salsa- you've captured both dance and flavor there- so much vibrant energy! Hot hot hot! *So* glad you're staying with this- but you've never said whether or not, nor how, it is influencing your Classical work?

Kathryn Wilson
09-13-2004, 05:37 PM
I agree with Julie - hot, hot, hot Thanks for bringing these abstracts for us to see - the colors really sing and I can tell you really got into throwing color onto the surface.

Hope you come back with more! Hard for me to pick - but I think I like the Salsa best too - :clap:

binkie
09-13-2004, 07:32 PM
I really like these, and my favorite is Spicy Samba. Just makes me want to get up and dance with it. And the colors just work so well together.

gwen

Classical Vince
09-13-2004, 10:06 PM
Hi khourianya, thanks for the post. My usual hang out for these is A&C but since I started working with colored chalks/pastels I thought I might share a few recent pieces here. For me, abstract art is very personal expression, I cant expect anyone to "get" what I can hardly verbalize ;) Thanks again.

Hey Sweet! Been having a blast with the color, for the Spicey piece I had some grooving latin-jazz playing. Gonna try some Cuban music tonight! I think this work has affected my classical studies through the confidence I have gained in my mark making. I dont seem to labor over myself as much and my recent realist work has flowed a little easier and faster. Appreciate you asking! :wave:

Hi Kyle! Seems like I need to explore the latin inspiration more, thanks for the encouragement. I'll be sure to bring over some of my faves to this forum too. :)

Gwen, feels really good to know the piece makes you want to move! I was wiggling and shaking while doing it ;) Thanks for the post.

Khadres
09-14-2004, 10:13 AM
These seem almost calligraphic to me...each group of marks seems like a separate but related statement complete with lots of exclamation points. The brighter colors are yahoo! comments and he softer blues and yellows are reminiscent of sunny "good mornings!"s. They're all very forceful...no muttering going on here! :D

bnoonan
09-14-2004, 11:55 AM
These are terrific! I love the sense of energy that is captured with each stroke and the freeness - and yet there is a bit of order to them as well.

Keep going and keep that music pumping. It's working!!!

Barb

Classical Vince
09-14-2004, 04:32 PM
Hi Khadres, you have some keen insights there. I hold my chalks at angles (calligraphic) to get the maximum variety of linewidth and depth/turning. Its been great reading everyones feedback, thanks.

Barb, the pleasure in doing these is feeling "right" about every mark; those that dont feel correct are balanced and better integrated by the next mark. Here's another Latin flavor from last night.

Thanks again everyone for the nice reception. :wave:

Tjaders Move1
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/14-Sep-2004/25528-Jensen2.jpg
Tjaders Move.1
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/14-Sep-2004/25528-2.jpg
Tjaders Move.2
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/14-Sep-2004/25528-2.1.jpg

prestonsega
09-14-2004, 05:04 PM
These are the first of your works I have had the pleasure to enjoy, but let me say you already have a new fan........ :clap:

Classical Vince
09-14-2004, 08:02 PM
Hey thanks very much Preston. I hope this will lead me into some realist pastel work - the doors are open now! Thanks again, it was a pleasure to share them.

Dyin
09-15-2004, 09:48 PM
Vince! Look at you grow :D I think this is a huge jump for you and a way for you to reach the surrealistic place between this and classical that I know you'd like to get to. You should sneak a little piece of your classical art in here for people to see so they see a larger picture of you as an artist. I think these are wonderful, I see a strong sure stroke that is almost calligraphic in nature and I love the bold use of color. I'm very glad to see more abstract work in the forum too...I think we don't have to understand abstract work, but feel it. I'm feeling this :D Will be glad to see more of you here :clap:

Classical Vince
09-16-2004, 01:43 AM
Hi Sue! Thanks for the post, I think of you often but the pastels were dusty until recently ;) I'll sneak in one piece, its a true picture of me as an artist, lol, its a self-portrait. :wave:

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/27-Aug-2004/25528-6.jpg

I dont see hardly any abstract work outside of A&C. I tried posting these in D&S but I didnt get a sense that there was an emotive response to the work. Not to complain about D&S, I started posting there first when I joined. :)

I'll share more work as it piles up. Now that I know a lot of you can relate to this type of expression I feel much more comfortable and inspired to share my favorite pieces here. Thanks Sue!

-vince

Classical Vince
09-16-2004, 07:47 AM
I dont want to flood the forum, I produce a lot of work and I'll probably do updates to single threads.

This series was inspired by a few personal goals, none of which I care to elaborate on, lol. I know you artists will understand ;)

Flood1
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/16-Sep-2004/25528-P1010051.jpg
Flood1.1
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/16-Sep-2004/25528-51.1.jpg
Flood1.2
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/16-Sep-2004/25528-51.2.jpg
Flood2
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/16-Sep-2004/25528-P1010056.jpg
Flood2.1
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/16-Sep-2004/25528-56.1.jpg
Flood2.1
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/16-Sep-2004/25528-56.2.jpg

Dyin
09-16-2004, 11:45 AM
Hey Vince...that's a great self portrait! I think it's hard for non-abstract artists to know how to critique abstract work. It helps a little to try and explain a little what the emotions were behind it and get a discussion going on how people feel when they see it I think. It will also give you a gage whether you are emoting what you're feeling and where you might approach it differently. I think for artists to grow we need to explore as many sides of self expression as we can and I know I was never into abstract before coming here and now I feel I've grown to understand its place in personal growth as an artist. And I think it takes artists away from the 'rule' game a little so there's more room for experimentation. Am glad you'll be joining us here on the forum. You should check out the Oil Pastel section too, we have a few abstract and surreal posts there that keep things interesting. :D :wave:

Classical Vince
09-16-2004, 08:05 PM
Hey Vince...that's a great self portrait! I think it's hard for non-abstract artists to know how to critique abstract work. It helps a little to try and explain a little what the emotions were behind it and get a discussion going on how people feel when they see it I think. It will also give you a gage whether you are emoting what you're feeling and where you might approach it differently. I think for artists to grow we need to explore as many sides of self expression as we can and I know I was never into abstract before coming here and now I feel I've grown to understand its place in personal growth as an artist. And I think it takes artists away from the 'rule' game a little so there's more room for experimentation. Am glad you'll be joining us here on the forum. You should check out the Oil Pastel section too, we have a few abstract and surreal posts there that keep things interesting. :D :wave:

Hi Sue, thanks for the compliment on the selfportrait, it was a bit of a fear I had to face, lol.

I usually try to give some indication of my intent with my titles. Here, Im using one thread to collaborate them but I do hope the titles help.

I also enjoy a bit of personal interpretation that I dont expect to hear, it frequently inspires me. Someone in A&C outlined a few images he saw in my work, OMG, what a riot! Everything from a dog with a bone in its paw to Howdy Doody!

I consider these abstract studies to be as important as my classical studies and they reinforce eachother artistically. Its great. I may try the oil pastels, I'll expect a few messes the first few times around ;) :wave:

Classical Vince
09-16-2004, 08:09 PM
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings - Maya Angelou


The free bird leaps
on the back of the wind
and floats downstream
till the current ends
and dips his wings
in the orange sun rays
and dares to claim the sky.

But a bird that stalks
down his narrow cage
can seldom see through
his bars of rage
his wings are clipped and
his feet are tied
so he opens his throat to sing.

The caged bird sings
with fearful trill
of the things unknown
but longed for still
and is tune is heard
on the distant hillfor the caged bird
sings of freedom

The free bird thinks of another breeze
an the trade winds soft through the sighing trees
and the fat worms waiting on a dawn-bright lawn
and he names the sky his own.

But a caged bird stands on the grave of dreams
his shadow shouts on a nightmare scream
his wings are clipped and his feet are tied
so he opens his throat to sing

The caged bird sings
with a fearful trill
of things unknown
but longed for still
and his tune is heard
on the distant hill
for the caged bird
sings of freedom.

Maya Angelou

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Dyin
09-16-2004, 08:40 PM
I love the first one...so strong! The others don't have as much color strength, so though nice, not personally as appealing to me. That was a lovely poem and so true. (The last closeup of the 3rd piece made me see a nose with a piece of red tape on the mouth below.)